The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulders

on Sunday 20, December 2009

The strength of leadership and the resting place of authority is in the shoulders.  This was where the high priest wore the ephod—his garment of responsibility, which bore the names of the people before the Lord.  The yoke of labor is borne on the shoulder because is it the place of strength.

So when Jesus came, he executed the government of the Kingdom of Heaven over all of mankind.  This position was given to him by God the Father.  Jesus said in Matthew 28:18, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me.”  He is our High Priest who daily bears our burdens and declares our name before his Father in heaven.

But there came another benefit for us when Jesus assumed this position of authority.  PEACE!  “Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.”  When the Kingdom of heaven is in authority, there is peace.  Jesus didn’t come just to walk along side of us, he came to take over—to lift the burdens from our shoulders and place them on his.  We are daily invited to cast our cares on him.  He wants to give us rest and peace, and the only way this can happen is for us to recognize his position of authority in and over our lives. 

Receive this amazing gift that Christ gave to you when he came.  The load has been transferred to his very capable shoulders.  You need not continue to carry it.  BE AT PEACE!